simplesect

simplesect — A section of a document with no subdivisions.

Synopsis

simplesect ::= [-]

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label
  • status

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

A simplesect is one of the top-level sectioning elements in a component. There are three types of sectioning elements in DocBook:

  • Explicitly numbered sections, sect1sect5, which must be properly nested and can only be five levels deep.

  • Recursive sections, which are alternatives to the numbered sections and have unbounded depth.

  • simplesects, which are terminal. The simplesects can occur as the “leaf” sections in either recursive sections or any of the numbered sections, or directly in components.

None of the sectioning elements is allowed to “float” in a component. You can place paragraphs and other block elements before a section, but you cannot place anything after it.

The important semantic distinction of simplesect elements is that they never appear in the table of contents.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A simplesect element never appears in the table of contents.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

status

Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example simplesect</title>

<section><title>Additional Coding</title>

<para>Support for the additional features requested will be provided.
</para>

<simplesect><title>Estimated Time</title>

<para>2 to 3 weeks.
</para>

</simplesect>
</section>

</article>
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